Michael Brantley on Astros' bench Thursday evening
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Glenn Otto and the Texas Rangers.
The Astros appear to be giving Brantley a breather after 16 straight starts. Chas McCormick is shifting to left field in place of Brantley while Jose Siri enters the lineup to play center field and hit eighth.
Siri has a $2,000 salary on Thursday and numberFire's models project him for 9.6 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have the third-highest implied total (4.68) in the majors on Thursday.
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